Winter oilseed rape is still the most widely grown break crop in the UK, but some growers have abandoned this crop as yields have been variable and input costs regarded as high. Nevertheless it is still the third most widely grown crop. The obvious break crop to take its place is winter beans and the negative view on rape plus the Three Crop ruling is seeing an expansion of this crop.
Over 30 years after Dow AgroSciences launched Starane®, a brand new active from the same chemical group promises to broaden the window and spectrum of reliable broadleaf weed control. CPM follows the story.
By Tom Allen-Stevens